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    Ahianne, jennybravo

    Certain major crimes (including rape and sexual abuse) fall under Federal jurisdiction when they take place on an Indian reservation.  Tribal courts are limited to a one-year sentence with a $5,000 fine.  

    As for the makeup of a jury in Indian country:  many Indian reservations and national territories are physically extensive, so the jury pool is already largely Indian.  


    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 05:17:44 AM PST

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